Following is a report from the Sambad:
People of Balangir are celebrating their young MP’s participation in a SAARC conference. And, now I read this piece of news from Balangir. Balangir Medical College is a dead issue because of people of Balangir. Why blame only netas?
Bhubaneswar: Dozens of locals on Friday gheraoed the Bolangir CDMO’s office demanding explanation on negligence in providing healthcare and other problems plaguing the hospital.
Problems always seem to be a part of Balangir District Headquarter Hospital with sometimes issues like improper sanitation facilities and sometimes denigrated healthcare facilities coming to the fore. With shortage of staff in the hospital the problems have only worsened so far.
The aggrieved locals protested that in spite of presence of doctors patients are not treated well.
“Most of the times doctors spend their duty hours at their private clinics rather than hospital while nurses treat patients,” a person said adding “even most of the times serious patients also do not get beds for admission into the hospital while nurses treat their kin badly.”
Amid such scenario, recently a patient named Iswar Chandra Mishra of Barpalli area, who was admitted in the hospital died due to wrong medication from nurses while doctors were absent during their duty hours. This has led to protests in the hospital premises.
While queried on the issue, CDMO Rabi Narayan Tripathy indirectly confessed the mistake on behalf of the hospital authorities saying that protests are very general as it was their mistake.
“I know how it feels. There was wrong dosage during medication. Protests are very normal as we have committed a mistake,” he said.
The Telangana Joint Action Committee would extend all support to the agitation in support of formation of s separate State of Kosal in Odisha. This was announced to the media at a Press conference here on Monday at the end of visit of a delegation of Telagngana leaders headed by Prof K Venkataswamy.
The demand for a separate Kosal State is “absolutely justified.” Political representatives of this area should also extend their support for this movement, opined Venkataswamy.
Venkataswamy spoke in brief about the struggle, agitation of people of the Telangana region to get the separate Telangana State.
“There may be differences. You may fight separately to realise the goal of getting a separate Kosal State. But don’t work in opposite ways which would undermine your struggle for a separate Kosal State,” advised Prof Venkataswamy.
It is the duty of Prime Minister Modi to look into the demand of the people of this region for formation a separate Kosal State as the BJP is in support of smaller States for better governance, said Venkataswamy further.
Earlier, Leader of Kosal State Coordination Committee Pramod Mishra spoke in brief about the Kosal movement from the beginning till today and urged people to support the demand for s separate Kosal State wholeheartedly for better growth and development of Kosalanchal.
The current Odisha government should try to resolve the Mahanadi issue by dialogue through proper channel. Unnecessary blocking of trains, and violent protests against Chatisgad will create problem for poor Koshali people living in Raipur and other cities.
CM Naveen Patnaik must resolve this matter with utmost care!
Bhubaneswar: The development of Jharsuguda airport in Odisha will be completed by June 2018, an official said on Tuesday.
Taking a review meeting, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the Airport Authority of India (AAI), Jharsuguda District Collector and other officials to complete all the defined works within the scheduled time.
Padhi said that Jharsuguda Airport is being developed through joint funding from AAI and the Government of Odisha.
The state government had signed an agreement with AAI on July 30, 2014, to develop the airstrip at an estimated cost of Rs 210 crore to make it the state’s second largest operational airport, after Biju Patnaik International Airport.
While the state government would put in Rs 75 crore, AAI would provide the remaining Rs 135 crore to develop the airport, said an official.
AAI has been handed over 106.23 acres of land out of which 51.8 acres is government land, and 54.43 acres is private land. Stage-1 clearance has been obtained for 9.6 acres of forest land, the official said.
The tender has been awarded for works like construction of pavement, passenger terminal building, service block, ATC tower and staff quarters.
Bhubaneswar: Classes at the eight Model Degree Colleges established in educationally backward districts in the State will start from the current academic session with the Higher Education department releasing the list of subjects to be taught in these colleges on Saturday.
The Model Degree Colleges were opened in Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Boudh, Deogarh, Nuapada, Subarnapur and Nayagarh districts. Three streams like Arts, Science and Commerce will be there in these colleges.
As per the notification, while 160 seats will be there in Arts and Science streams, 80 seats will be available for Commerce stream.
Besides the compulsory subjects like English, Odia, Environmental Studies in the three streams, Honours subjects like Economics, Education, Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology will be available in Arts stream while Honours facility in the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology will be available in Science stream. Commerce honours subjects will also available in these colleges.
The gross enrolment ratio (GER) in these districts is lower than the State’s average of 11.3 per cent , which the Government intends to improve to 30% by 2022.
The colleges are to come up under the Central Government’s Model Degree College (MDC) scheme, mooted during the UPA-I regime for the country’s 374 districts with poor gross enrolment ratio (GER). The GER is the number of enrolled students as against every hundred eligible students.
The State has currently 720 degree colleges with a capacity to admit 2.16 lakh students.